San Jose, CA--August 26, 1996--Atmel Corp. (San Jose, CA) announced that it is now offering a low-density programmable logic device (PLD) with virtually a zero power standby requirement.
Listed as the ATF16V8CZ, the circuit is the first of a planned series of zero power "Z" programmable logic devices. The ATF16V8CZ offers a standby power specification of 25 microamps. Operating power at 5MHz is 5 milliamps. This new Atmel logic device is available with speeds of 12 and 15 ns.
The ATF16V8CZ uses Atmel's patented power-saving standby feature, which reduces the current required for the standby mode. This feature, Automatic Transition Detection (ATD), causes the circuit to automatically pulse between the active and sleep mode, which requires less power than being constantly maintained in the active mode. This is the fifth device in the 16V8 series to be offered by Atmel.
Others with their speed values and operating power requirements include:
ATF16V8B: 85 milliamps, 7.5 ns
ATF16V8BQ: 55 milliamps, 10 ns
ATF16V8BQL: 10 milliamps, 15 ns
ATF16V8C: 90 milliamps, 5 ns (includes a pin-controlled "Z" feature)
ATF16V8CZ: 25 microamps, 12 ns
This ATF16V8CZ is processed with Atmel's 0.5-m, electrically erasable process, which provides system designers with plastic reprogrammable products that are 100 percent testable prior to shipment. This includes a guarantee of 20-year data retention.
Because the ATF16V8CZ is designed with industry-standard architecture, it is supported by a variety of available off-the-shelf software tools from such manufacturers as Data I/O Corp., Logical Devices Inc., Minc Inc., and ISDATA. Programming support is available from a host of commercial vendors including Data I/O Corp., BP Microsystem, System General, and SMS.
The ATF16V8CZ is available in dual-in-line and surface mount packages. Prices for the ATF16V8CZ in a PLCC package start at $3.11 each in quantities of 100 units.
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